Can I retire at age 50 with 386,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $386,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$31,876$31,592$31,315$31,044$30,780$30,638
2 years$15,780$15,486$15,201$14,925$14,657$14,513
3 years$10,415$10,120$9,836$9,563$9,299$9,158
4 years$7,734$7,440$7,158$6,889$6,632$6,496
5 years$6,125$5,833$5,555$5,292$5,042$4,910
6 years$5,053$4,763$4,489$4,232$3,989$3,862
7 years$4,288$4,000$3,731$3,479$3,244$3,122
8 years$3,714$3,429$3,164$2,919$2,692$2,574
9 years$3,268$2,985$2,725$2,486$2,267$2,154
10 years$2,911$2,631$2,376$2,143$1,931$1,823
11 years$2,619$2,342$2,092$1,865$1,661$1,558
12 years$2,377$2,102$1,856$1,636$1,439$1,341
13 years$2,171$1,900$1,658$1,444$1,255$1,161
14 years$1,995$1,727$1,490$1,282$1,100$1,011
15 years$1,843$1,578$1,345$1,143$969$883
16 years$1,710$1,448$1,220$1,024$856$775
17 years$1,593$1,333$1,110$920$759$682
18 years$1,489$1,232$1,013$829$675$602
19 years$1,396$1,142$928$749$602$532
20 years$1,312$1,061$851$678$537$472
21 years$1,236$988$783$616$481$419
22 years$1,168$922$722$560$431$372
23 years$1,105$863$666$510$387$332
24 years$1,048$808$616$465$348$296
25 years$995$759$571$425$313$264
26 years$947$713$529$388$282$236
27 years$902$671$492$355$254$211
28 years$860$632$457$326$229$188
29 years$822$596$425$299$207$169
30 years$786$563$396$274$187$151
31 years$752$532$369$252$169$135
32 years$721$504$345$231$153$121
33 years$691$477$322$213$138$109
34 years$664$452$301$196$125$98
35 years$638$429$281$180$114$88
36 years$613$407$263$166$103$79
37 years$590$387$246$153$93$71
38 years$568$367$230$141$85$63
39 years$547$349$216$130$77$57
40 years$528$332$202$120$70$51
41 years$509$316$190$111$63$46
42 years$491$301$178$102$57$41
43 years$475$287$167$94$52$37
44 years$459$274$157$87$47$33
45 years$443$261$147$80$43$30
46 years$429$249$138$74$39$27
47 years$415$238$130$69$35$24
48 years$402$227$122$63$32$22
49 years$389$217$115$59$29$20
50 years$377$207$108$54$26$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $386,000, adding $5,141 every year, while hoping to spend $38,337 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 50/45/5 Blend
49$386,000$386,000$386,000$386,000
50$430,675$410,217$404,234$451,437
51$433,814$389,527$376,986$445,436
52$435,987$366,539$347,539$434,357
53$437,058$341,099$315,781$421,396
54$436,870$313,045$281,592$406,385
55$435,253$282,206$244,848$389,143
56$432,016$248,402$205,418$369,473
57$426,949$211,441$163,167$347,163
58$419,817$171,121$117,952$321,979
59$410,361$127,229$69,627$293,672
60$398,294$79,540$18,035$261,968
61$383,298$27,815$0$226,572
62$365,020$0$0$189,138
63$343,071$0$0$162,459
64$317,018$0$0$147,267
65$286,385$0$0$129,525
66$250,644$0$0$108,941
67$209,211$0$0$85,193
68$161,442$0$0$57,924
69$106,623$0$0$26,742
70$43,967$0$0$0
71$0$0$0$0
72$0$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0